My first book was “Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman” (2012), a critical study of Stanwyck and her work for major film directors. It would be too bad if you never bumped into each other. My second was “Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave” (2014), the first in-depth biography of the woman many have called our greatest living actress. In his review of my Redgrave book in the “San Francisco Chronicle,” the great film critic David Thomson wrote, “Dan Callahan seems to me a leader among young writers on film.” My third is “The Art of American Screen Acting: 1912-1960” (2018), a study of twenty major actors, from Lillian Gish to James Dean.
I studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in Manhattan. When I graduated from NYU, I started doing theater reviews for “Show Business Weekly,” and later did a weekly column, “Notes from Underground.” I was the Arts Editor of that paper for three years in my early twenties. I have also been the Book Review Editor at Culturedose.com.
I’ve written about film for “Sight & Sound,” “Film Comment,” “Nylon,” “New York Magazine,” “Time Out New York,” and many other publications. I write regular theater reviews for “The Village Voice.”
Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org